North Italia - Austin 2nd Street

4.6
863 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At North, we focus on what we do best: Italian from scratch. Enjoy any of our handmade pastas and pizzas, created with seasonal ingredients and inventive flavors. Or, try a different signature dish, prepared with our fresh flavors from the garden, farm, and sea. We’ve hand crafted seasonal cocktails that pair great with our food, creating a real modern Italia experiences perfect for any occasion.

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GEMLAM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time eating at North and we were not disappointed. The drinks were great as was our dinner selections. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food was bland and below mediocre. Service was extremely slow and not attentive. The aesthetics on the patio were nice and there was enough shade to keep you relatively cool. The view was just alright.

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RajeshN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing funghi pizza - perhaps the best I've ever had!

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AustinFamily
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Appreciated the call in advance that our outdoor reservation would be moved indoors because of the rain... when we arrived, it was very clear & other restaurants had their patios open... but at least we knew in advance. Indoor restaurant is loud, but we were on the slightly less loud side.

Food is always really solid ... just had to nix the service a bit because server let our drinks sit at the bar for a while, then didn't come check on us to make sure everything was ok, until after food starting arriving (but our cocktails had not)... but filet/steak was great, family liked their pizzas & salads...

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vipStanS
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The roasted salmon was delicious but I didn’t like the pesto mush that was under the fish , too salty.

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vipgermanadf
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I like the food at north, the location is nice, the decor and patio are also quite nice, however the food took FOREVER and we also had a portion to go, and our waiter forgot to put in the order for that, so when it was time to pay he ran off to put the to-go portion in, and that set us back another 30...2 hours for lunch is way way too long. And the kicker is that they didn't offer to comp any of it, which for a restaurant of that calibre isn't the norm. It will be quite a while before we brave that again given how many amazing restaurants are around Austin.

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vipGrandmaJL
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch at North Italia was very good this Sunday. Our server was friendly and very good. We are familiar with the brunch menu, so we have our favorites. Mine is the short rib hash dish, which I order less spicy, still very tasty and a good portion size. My partner ordered the Farmer’s Market Scramble, and as always, enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute! Loved every minute and our server was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing thank you!

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ScottS
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

too much mayo on the sandwich. otherwise everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place !!!

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WayneS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it! Sit outside on the patio if the weather is good.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Prior to posting this I email the restaurant but have not heard back.

We have been to this location several times and had good experiences but this one didn't meet out expectations. There were several issues.

1. I made a reservation for a high top at he bar for my boyfriends birthday because he enjoys the view of the kitchen and the lively environment. When we arrived the hostess made a note that it was his birthday then said that we had to wait for a table. That took about 15+ min before she came back and said there was a problem with the reservation and we could sit outside or a low top. While waiting, we ordered a drink at the bar. After ordering the bartender said they were out of that drink. It took about 10+ min while the bartender disappeared and the other made about 10 other drinks.
2. Then the hostess sat us at a table in the far corner of the restaurant at a 6 top when there were only 2 of us. This location was as far off as the table reservation I requested.
3. Once seated the hostess said a desert would be comped for the problems we experienced. The waitress never mentioned the birthday. After having the appetizer and placing our entrée order we were told that the scallops were out. Then later when we placed our desert order, the waitress said that was out as well and blamed it on managements lack of information.
4. Upon receiving the bill, the desert was not comped so I paid the bill without saying anything & gave a 20% tip.
From prior experiences from here, I expected more. I wanted this evening to be special and it was a let down. I understand running out of items but before placing an order it would have been nice for the bartender/waitress to say, "by the way, we are out of....". Instead we kept ordering items and being told it wasn't an option. I'm a single mom on a fixed income so spending $150+ is for special occasions is something I have to plan & budget. I know I'm paying for an experience, not just the food.

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KristinN
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy and such great service

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay. We ordered the burrata appetizer, a couple of pastas — chicken pesto and strozapretti, the pig pizza, and tiramisu. I enjoyed the burrata and tiramisu but the pizza was too salty for our liking. It was a good meal but nothing special to come back for. Was also surprised we got charged for the water 😅 It was an okay experience overall with a nice dessert to end dinner.

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Lakeway
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Huge disappointment ! One of the reasons I frequent North is that the food is reliably good. No surprises. Everything out of the kitchen was barely warm. The pasta dish was undercooked and flavorless. And one in our party received her food 10 minutes after the rest of us. When I complained to the waiter, he said he would pass the word to the manager and tried to assure me that it would never happen again. I asked him how he was going to do that?

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Samantha
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great environment and service. I maybe felt like it was a little overpriced for the quality of the food. I got the chicken parm, and the chicken was great, but the noodles were very dry and bland. I also noted in my reservation that it was my parent's 22nd-anniversary dinner and our waiter or host said nothing about it.

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vipGRFteam
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food as always. Love the vibe. My only issue is that the service was spotty and did the one thing I do not like - served the app (salad) with the entree. That is a no, no in my book. The entree sits, gets cold and the table is plum full of dishes with a table of 4. I have been experiencing it lately at a few other places as well. Not a good trend. Fix that and it is 5 stars.

The other small issue is that they did not take the OPenTable Rewards coupon I was planning to use. They seem to have all kinds of issues (got management involved). And they we not able to take it. So now trying to reinstate the Rewards and use it somewhere else.

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AnnIe
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service a little slow - kitchen maybe backed up a bit - but our party of 8 all enjoyed our lunch at North Italia - the shrimp scampi appetizer was my favorite! Very pleasant decor and convenient location to The Violet Crown.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Bread is delicious but soaked in butter. Not too busy but slow to bring out bottle of wine.

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Angelika
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine, food a d service ! Keep it up!

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Angelika
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too bad one has to make reservations, but worth it.

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vipGrandmaJL
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We frequent North for brunch on Sundays. We have favorites on the menu. I prefer the short rib hash, which is tasty and a good size portion. My partner prefers the Farmer’s Market Scramble.
Our waitress was friendly, attentive, and efficient.

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vipmelaniem
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a great meal outside. It was early so it was super chill. Our waiter was not the best. She took a long time to serve us and often forgot things we asked for. Some of the items we asked for never came. Food was great though!

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Ashley
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle bread appetizer is a MUST! My fiancé and I split the chicken parm and it was delicious!

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GiselleG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was out of the country and made a reservation for Father’s day for my husband and in-laws with a special request. Everything was done how I asked them! I love North Italia and my family said the Brunch was delicious!

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CarltonW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant does not disappoint ever!

Good Service.
Great Food.
Good Drinks.

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KaylaS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very helpful and when my boyfriend ordered something he didn’t like, he was nice and comped the plate instead of charging us. Would love to return.

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vipmaw8851
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and the there were great choices for vegan and non vegan members of our group. The service was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Made a reservation and went for a power lunch. Both my colleague and I ordered a simple Caesar with chicken and waited over an hour for it. Both of us had to leave for meetings so did not have the opportunity to even eat the salads at North. Severely disappointed as I frequent this restaurant.

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vipBrowner56
Austin
84 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love North Italia, particularly for a good early meal before going to a concert in the area. The staff is always so nice and accommodating and we really like mixing items from the happy hour and regular menus. We will definitely be back in the future!

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LisaL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love NORTH, the vibe is great, ambience is beautiful, servers are kind, and the food is excellent!

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slow. Menue is great. Food is great. Waiters were very friendly.

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vipsallyv
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great tasty food - but the service was horrific. It took over an hour for them to just take our order after we were seated and we had reservations....

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meggieb
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management and staff were top notch. Bravo!
Definitely will be going back, especially for brunch.

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ALia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful indoor space and good Italian food. Service was very attentive.

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MeghanD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Although the staff was incredibly nice, and our appetizer was delicious, the entrees were a huge disappointment. My husband ordered the wagyu skirt steak, asked for medium rare, and the steak came way over well done and was chewy. However, he said the cheesy grits that came on the side were delicious, but he did not finish his steak and was very disappointed. The staff accommodated by offering a dessert on the house, which was nice, but the steak was one of the pricier items so I would have rather had something done with that. I ordered the arugula salad with avocado and shaved fennel, and it was disappointing as well. Needed salt, and just wasn’t what I expected. The Arancini balls were delicious, highly recommend, and the dessert was okay. Overall we liked the place, but we’re disappointed since it’s so highly recommended. I told my husband I think we just ordered the wrong things, maybe should of gone for the pizza and pasta menu instead.

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vipTony
Denver
100 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Dinner was good, the service was outstanding however looking at price comparisons in the area we felt it was a bit pricey for what we received.

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Ostfrieserin123456789101
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was super good, and the restaurant itself is nice, just kinda loud later in the evening.

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HLTtown
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent small plates that are quite filling & easy to share. Hearty salads. Our main pasta dish - Bolognese- was a wreck. Too spicy (chili oil) and lots of large garlic cloves. We were comped for the pasta dish, but it was disappointing.

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North Italia - Austin 2nd Street is rated 4.6 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.

North Italia - Austin 2nd Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.northitalia.com/gift-cards/.

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